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SRUC Training Courses: Powered Pole Pruning Operations


Powered Pole Pruning Operations


Forestry and Arboriculture

Accrediting Body

City & Guilds


This two day course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are not only confident when using a powered pole pruner but also aware of relevant health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected and leads to Assessment for City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of a Powered Pole Pruner

What is Involved?

HSE legislation and safety guidelinesSafety features of a powered pole prunerMaintaining the powered pole pruner chainMaintaining the guide bar
Engine maintenance
Starting the pruning saw and pre-cut checks
Clear and tidy working area and pruning saw checks.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Certification/Award on Completion

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of a Powered Pole Pruner

What you will need to bring

Appropriate PPE, Equipment, Passport Photograph and Packed Lunch.

Course Dates

Course dates are scheduled on demand. Please contact the campus to register your interest.


1 day plus assessment

Start/Finish Times

9am to 4.30pm approximately


On customer premises, SRUC Barony Campus, SRUC Oatridge Campus


Prices for this course will be given on request. Please contact the campus to receive a quotation. Our course fees include training, assessment and registration fees. Please note there is no VAT on our training.


Important update

Individual Training Accounts will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

You may be eligible for part funding to support the cost of this course.

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

You could use the money to build the skills you need for a job. Or get some training to take your career to the next level. Whatever you want to do, there is a wide range of ITA approved courses on offer.
And because it's not a loan you don't have to pay it back.

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How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Jemima Dernie (SRUC Barony)

01387 242918

Contact 2

Fiona Murtagh (SRUC Oatridge)

01506 864807

Contact 3

Tom Findlay (SRUC Ayr)

01292 525419